BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
G Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects
Do not use “G” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section G below
GP Research and information: general
GPF Information theory
GPH Data analysis: general
GPJ Coding theory and cryptology
GPQ Decision theory: general
See also: KJMD “Management decision making”
GPS Research methods: general
See also: JHBC “Social research and statistics”; KJT “Operational research”


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